Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW), a global provider of network firewalls, has introduced the PA-3400 and PA-5400 Series ML-Powered Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs). These would provide three times greater protection than prior generations. Palo Alto Networks’ PA-3400 and PA-5400 Series complement the company’s other fourth-generation NGFWs in providing the highest data center, Internet edge, and campus security.
“With bandwidth demands rising and attackers getting ever more sophisticated, customers’ firewall demands are constantly increasing,” said Lee Klarich, Chief Product Officer at Palo Alto Networks. “Our fourth-generation hardware now ranges to serve all of our customers whether they are looking to protect the smallest branch or the largest data center, campus, or enterprise edge.”
Quicker Threat Detection
The PA-3400 and PA-5400 Series NGFWs would provide quicker threat detection and prevention. According to Palo Alto Networks, the PA-5400 Series features seven times the content inspection per core and up to 38 high-performance cores than the preceding generation. The vendor added that the PA-3400 Series features a content inspection rate of nearly four times per core and up to 19 high-performance cores.
These new firewalls can help enterprises’ IT infrastructure become more sustainable and environmentally friendly by reducing rack space utilization by up to 50% and increasing energy efficiency, according to Palo Alto Networks.
The new NGFWs with PAN-OS 10.2 Nebula should be available in March 2022.